Derby County face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Rams have recorded 5 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 14 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Wed 29 Sep||Derby County||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Apr||West Ham Utd.||0 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||Derby County||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Wed 26 Dec||West Ham Utd.||4 - 0||Derby County||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 08 Sep||Derby County||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Apr||West Ham Utd.||3 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|2000/2001||Mon 06 Nov||Derby County||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Rams, and 9 goals against.
West Ham Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 45 points from their 29 games so far. Derby County's 42 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||1||2||10||10||10|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Derby County are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw
|West Ham Utd.||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Derby County||3 successive away victories.|
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.